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lundi 29 novembre 2010

GDT card for Cupcake Craft Challenges!

Hello all! It seems I have been away for ages, I had so many things to deal with! I hope things will be quieter soon and I will have time to resume my normal blogging activity! Maybe today is the beginning... I am very excited to share this card with you, because as some of you may remember, I have been invited to join the fabulous team at Cupcake for the month of December! Thank you so much again, I am really honoured!!!!

Bonjour à toutes! Et désolée de n'avoir pu vous rendre visite à toutes, j'ai eu quelques moments difficiles... mais je suis très contente de vous montrer ma 1e carte de GD pour Cupcake! Un grand merci encore à toute l'équipe de m'accueillir pour décembre!

This week's challenge is "Light It Up", so your project must include a candle. The Character Cafe is sponsoring the challenge and you could win a $10 gift certificate! AND, it is also your last chance for November to take part in the Cupcake Monthly Madness and win a $9 voucher from Some Odd Girl!

Le challenge cette semaine est la lumière, votre projet doit comporter une bougie ou équivalent! Le challenge est sponsorisé par The Character Cafe et le sponsor mensuel est Some Odd Girl!


Yes, I know, I just had to use stars and stripes with Miss Liberty! Here is a closer look at her and the recipe.

Stamp: Liberty C.C. Designs (sentiment included)
Copics: BV0000, 00, 01, 02, E000, 00, 11, 31, 35, 50, RV000, 00, Y17, 15, 11, YR04
Papers: Craft Creations (Lilac Stars), Papermania (Stripes)
Punches: MS Zig Zag, ? star punch
Other: Lilac flowers from Sue's candy:-), Star Dust Stickles, Antique Linen and Dusty Concord Distress Inks and pearls from stash

The stars are made from white CS, coloured with Antique Linen, the edges are inked with Dusty Concord, then stickled. All other white CS and white flower inked with Antique Linen.

Les étoiles sont faites avec du papier blanc, coloré avec de la Distress Antique Linen, puis Dusty Concord pour les bords, et ensuite couvertes de vernis pailleté. J'ai utilisé l'encre Distress Antique Linen pour tous les autres éléments blancs et la fleur.

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #131 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Cut It Out
Charisma Cardz - #47 One for the Girls
Paper Play - #47 Stars

That's all for now. I hope you will be able to take a look at the team's fantastic creations and maybe join the challenge at Cupcake this week! Enjoy the rest of your day and see you soon!
C'est tout! N'hésitez pas à jeter un oeil aux superbes créations de la Design Team et peut-être à participer au challenge ici! Bises,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 17 novembre 2010

ABC Christmas DT card - X is for...


Hello everyone! I hope you are all well? It is ABC Christmas Challenge Day today and we have another great challenge for you! But first, thank you so much for all your amazing entries, gorgeous creations and wow... so many, over 250! Let's see if we can do better this fortnight:-)! Our challenge is X for Xmas, with the optional extra of flowers and my teamies have made gorgeous cards you can see here! And of course, there is a prize and a fantastic sponsor... Wild Orchid Crafts!

Bonjour à toutes! Il est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge d'ABC Christmas, mais avant un grand merci pour votre participation massive la semaine dernière! Nous sommes arrivés à la lettre X pour... Xmas, donc un thème facile: Noël tout simplement, et l'option facultative est d'utiliser des fleurs! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Wild Orchid Crafts!

Here is my card:-)

Stamp: LOTV Bringing Gifts - Penny Black Sentiment
Copics
DPs: Echo Park
Punches: MS Stars, MS Arctic Snowflake
Other: Ink Blending Tool with Baby Blue ColorBox Ink for the background, StarDust Stickles, glitter card
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, sprayed with Pearl Glimmer mist
Ribbon and gems from stash

And a last view, and the challenges I would like to enter...

LOTV - #73 Anything goes and blog hop
Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes
Pollycraft - #70 Glittery Christmas
Creative Inspirations - #47 Anything Christmassy/Winter
Crafty Calendar - #14 Winter (+Snowflakes)
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - #43 Snowflakes
Wild Orchid Challenges - #10 Blue Christmas
The Crafty Pad - #97 Christmas Sparkle

Thank you very much for your visit, don't forget to join us for our Xmas Challenge if you have time:-) and see you soon!
Merci beaucoup de votre visite et à très bientôt! Bises,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 15 novembre 2010

Baubles, baubles...

Hello all! I hope you are well? As promised, a card for today, for the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - #47 Maria Therese' s great sketch (Theme: Ribbons and bows)
Mad For Markers - Christmas Card using non traditional Colours (with Copic Markers)
Paper Sundaes - #44 Pick Your Sundae Toppings (Punches, ribbon, embossing and blue - I used punches and ribbon)
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Cute Card Thursday - #138 Anything goes
Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien! Comme promis, une petite carte pour les challenges ci-dessus!


And a close up on this manga image I love, the recipe and a few explanations!
Gros plan sur cette image que j'adore, recette et explications à suivre!

Stamps: Baubles by Sugar Nellie (Sentiment by The Greeting Farm and Magnolia Baubles in the foreground)
Copics: Girl: E000, 00, 11, RV000, 00, 02, V04, 06, 12 Baubles: B000, 00, 02, 32, 34, 37, RV02, 04, V12, 15, 17, Y13, 15, 17 and Copic Spica Glitter Pens (Lilac, Gold, Clear)
DPs: BoBunny (2 different papers, one for the big snowflake)
Punches: MS Doily lace, ? Small and Medium Retro Flower
Other: Ink Blending Tool with Spun Sugar Distress Ink for the background, ribbon and pearl from stash, and gold DMC thread

The big baubles in the foreground are a stamp by Magnolia, I cut them out, added DMC thread so I can hang them:-) and put them on foam pads.
Les boules sont en fait un tampon Magnolia, je les ai découpées, j'ai ajouté du fil DMC pour faire les attaches et les ai collées avec de la mousse 3D.

As you can tell, I made the flower... I cut 4 pieces of ribbon the same size, stitched the ends of each piece together to have 4 "bracelets", then piled my 4 pieces and stitched them together with just a few stitches in the middle of the flower. I used the image of the big snowflake next to it for inspiration... Then I added the punched flowers and pearl.

La fleur est totalement artisanale, comme vous pouvez le voir... J'ai utilisé 4 bouts de ruban de même longueur, j'ai cousu les extrémités de chacun afin d'avoir 4 sortes de bracelets, puis je les ai empilés et fixés ensemble en faisant quelques points au milieu de la fleur. C'est le gros flocon à côté qui m'a inspirée... Et puis j'ai ajouté mes fleurs perforées et ma perle.

And a last view...

That's it! Sorry, that was a long post:-)! Thank you very much for your visit and all the lovely comments you take the time to leave me:-)
C'est tout! Désolée, j'ai fait long aujourd'hui! Un grand merci pour votre visite et les si gentils commentaires que vous prenez le temps de me laisser! Bises,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

dimanche 14 novembre 2010

An award and some news...


Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend? Can't believe it is over already... A few days ago, I received a fab award from the lovely Tracy - thank you so much for thinking of me, Tracy! And with it, comes a $5 gift certificate from The Digi's with Attitude Store!
Bonsoir, une récompense à vous faire partager, qui m'a été donnée par Tracy, un grand merci d'avoir pensé à moi! En prime, un bon d'achat de $5 à dépenser au The Digi's with Attitude Store!

There are a few rules, first I need to pass it to 5 people, the most difficult part, I don't like choosing... I would like to give this one to Jenny, Scrapmumur, KatKelly and Lizzy!
Je le transmets donc à 5 personnes (je suis les règles!), Jenny, Scrapmumur, KatKelly et Lizzy!

And I need to tell you 3 things about myself:
1. I am very slow when it comes to making cards, if I were faster, I would probably add handstitching, I love it! (I still don't have a sewing machine...)
2. I often buy the same books twice, one copy in French for my hubby, one in English for me... and I don't have enough shelves or walls!!!
3. I am very excited because I have a new blinkie... OK, I am going to be GDT for Cupcake Craft Challenges in December!!!:-)...

Je dois vous dire 3 choses sur moi:
1. Je suis très très lente pour faire mes cartes, si j'étais plus rapide, je coudrais davantage sur mes cartes (à la main, je n'ai pas de machine...)
2. J'achète souvent 2 fois le même livre, un en français pour ma moitié, l'autre en anglais pour moi... et je n'ai plus de place dans mes étagères!!
3. Je suis super contente, je vais être GDT pour Cupcake Craft Challenges en décembre:-)...

Last thing, follow the link here to finish and claim the coupon!
Dernière chose, suivre le lien ICI pour obtenir son bon d'achat!

Enjoy your evening everyone, I hope to catch up with you tonight and show you a card tomorrow!
Bonne soirée à tous et à très vite! Bises,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 8 novembre 2010

GD card for My Partner in Crafting Crime #15

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and the week has started well for you! It has for me:-) I was picked as The Most Wanted at My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge 12, which means that I was kindly offered to be their GDT for this fortnight's challenge and got to answer a few questions in their Interrogation Room! I love the idea... Thank you very much again, Jenny and Robin! The challenge this fortnight is "Marker Madness", so I hope you will be able to show how much you love your markers and join! All you need is to have an image coloured in with your markers! Who knows, you could be the next MOST WANTED!!!

Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que votre semaine a bien commencé... La mienne débute avec une carte en tant que Guest Designer pour My Partner in Crafting Crime, un grand merci à Jenny et Robin de me donner cette chance! Le challenge est d'"marqueurs en folie", tout ce que vous avez à faire est de colorier une image avec vos marqueurs préférés, facile, non?

Here is my card...


And the close up and recipe :-)...

Stamps: Cinderella Kraftin' Kimmie - Clock Maya Roads
Copics: BV0000, 00, 01, 02, 04, E000, 00, 11, 31, 35, 50
DP:
Punch: MS Doily Lace
Embellies: ZVA Kreativ Swirls, Prima Pearls, Stamperia Ribbon

For this marker challenge, I wanted to focus on colouring a large image. It is quite a simple card. The clock was stamped, then cut with my smallest Nestabilities Circle, then I coloured the outside with my BV02 Copic.
And a last view...


I would also like to enter my card into Crafty Creations #92 - Fables or Fairy Tales.

That's all from me today, but before going, I have to tell you I am really happy because I won Sue's fab candy yesterday:-)! Thank you very much again:-), Sue! Enough boasting... Thank you all very much for your visit and have your markers ready to join My Partner in Crafting Crime #15!
Avant de vous quitter, je vous fait partager ma joie, je suis super contente parce que j'ai gagné le super candy de Sue! Bon, j'arrête... Merci beaucoup de votre visite et à très bientôt! A vos marqueurs pour jouer avec My Partner in Crafting Crime! Bises,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

samedi 6 novembre 2010

A special card and lots of stars


Hello everyone! I hope you are all well, despite the awful weather! Tonight I would like to share a card, special to me, because I made it with someone special in mind, my lovely cyber buddy who lives really far away, in Australia, but whom I feel really close to!
Bonsoir à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien. Ce soir je vous montre une carte spéciale car je l'ai faite pour une personne adorable, qui vit bien loin, en Australie, mais dont je suis très proche! Voici comment la carte s'ouvre une fois le ruban défait...

This is how it opens...


And the inside of the card...
L'intérieur de la carte...

That was my first attempt at a star-shaped card, I read a tutorial in one of my Magnolia Ink Magazines and thought it would be perfect for this Gorjuss Girl, called Little Star. The longest part was to make all the triangles and all the stars (2 behind the image, 2 for the sentiment on the front and the card itself) and it also made me realise I really needed to buy a scoring tool and board!
C'est mon premier essai de carte en forme d'étoile, après avoir lu un tutoriel dans l'un de mes magazines Magnolia, et cela m'a semblé parfait pour cette Gorjuss Girl nommée "Petite étoile"...

A close up and the recipe...

Stamps: Little Star Gorjuss Girl Sugar Nellie - Swirls Whiff of Joy - Sentiment LOTV
Copics: B00, 01, 02, BG000, C1, 3, 5, 7, 8, E000, 00, R20
Distress Ink for the background and to ink all the edges of the card
DP: Magnolia
Dies: Nestabilities (Circles and Scalloped Circles) for the sentiment, Shapeabilities (Flourish Accent) to decorate the triangles on the outside, CB snowflake die which comes with little stars used to decorate the background
Embellishments: Viva Pearl Pen (ice white) for the swirls, Stardust Stickles and Viva Glitter Liner (Holographic), gems and pearls from stash, white ribbon coloured with Copic

I think that's it! Thank you very much for your visit:-)! Enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,
Merci de votre visite et à très bientôt! Bises,
Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 3 novembre 2010

First DT card for ABC Christmas:-)... W is for...

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well? Today is Wednesday which means it is time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge and my first DT card! Our challenge this fortnight is W for... Winter Wonderland with the OPTIONAL extra of White. Lots of possibilities, don't you think? I hope you can take a look at my lovely teamies' creations, they have made fantastic white AND non white cards, which you can view HERE. And this week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, which means you could win a $15 gift certificate to their fabulous store... too bad I can't play:-)!


Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien et êtes prêts à nous rejoindre pour un nouveau challenge d'ABC Christmas et ma première carte en tant que DT! Le thème est Winter Wonderland ou "les merveilles de l'hiver", avec en option la couleur blanc, mais aucune obligation pour le blanc:-)! La preuve ici! Vous avez 2 semaines pour participer et peut-être gagner le bon d'achat offert par notre super sponsor,  Simon Says Stamp!

Here is my card...


And a close up...

Stamp: Antoinette Kraftin' Kimmie - Swirls by Whiff of Joy
Copics: B000, 00, BV0000, 00, 01, 02, C0, 1, E000, 00, 11, 31, 35, 50, 51
Dies and punches: Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), CB snowflake die and small snowflake punch
Embossing folders: CB Swiss Dots, D'vine Swirls
Ribbon and gems from stash

The swirls around the image were heat embossed with ivory? embossing powder and I added Crushed Velvet Flock to Antoinette's clothes. No DPs, but white glitter card and a "special" paper for the lower part of the card which I thought looked a bit like snow, but I am sorry I don't know what it is called!!! Here it is...


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - #7 All White
ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter
The Creative Cottage - #26 Embossing (heat and dry on my card)
Totally Papercrafts - #40 Bling It On
Simon Says Stamp - All White
Pollycraft - #68 It's Chill Time
Stamp And Create - #7 Tis the Season (Christmas or Holiday Card)

I think that's all for now! I hope you can join us and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thank you very much for your visit and see you soon:-)!
Bonne journée, merci de votre visite et à très bientôt! Bises,
Hugs,
Delphine xx